Computer History - 1961

Updated: 05/19/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1961

Integrated Circuit or ICFairchild Semiconductor introduces the first commercially available integrated circuits (IC's).

Other computer events in 1961

Accredited Standards Committee is founded, this committee later becomes the INCITS.

New computer products and services introduced in 1961

The first IBM Selectric typewriter is released July 27, 1961 and introduced the typeball.

strike an ink ribbon on a typewriter that was first introduced with the IBM Selectric typewriter on July 27, 1961. In the picture is an example of a type ball used in a typewriter.

IBM introduces the 7030 Stretch supercomputer, one of the first 64-bit computers.

The programming language FORTRAN IV is created.

Computer companies founded in 1961

Bryant Computer Products is established.

ECMA is established.

Funa Electric Co., Ltd is established.

Memorex is founded.

Computer pioneers born in 1961

Ed ColliganEd Colligan is born March 4, 1961

Michael Lazaridis is born March 14, 1961

Peter Diamandis is born May 20, 1961

Mark Tebbe is born July 1, 1961

Werner Koch is born July 11, 1961

Michael Hawley is born November 18, 1961

Safra Catz is born December 1, 1961

Brendan Eich is born in 1961

Jack Tretton is born in 1961

Ken Goldberg is born in 1961

Computer pioneer deaths in 1961

Lee ForestLee Forest passes away June 30, 1961 (Age: 87)

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